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Real Solutions: Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Be sure your soil is adequately moist; then apply mulch 3 to 4 inches deep around the root zones of your plants for the winter. Remember, though, come spring it’s just as important at that time to pull thick mulch back and away from trunks and stems to expose the root flare — where the stems and roots connect — to the air.

R. Wayne Mezitt is chairman of Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, MA.

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